Despite the current squeeze the shortage may soon be over because many wholesalers have discovered Italy, West Germany, and Mexico as sources for the coveted terra cotta pots. According to one dealer, most of the pots now sold in the United States are probably from the foreign market.
Keeping this in view, why you shouldn’t use terracotta pots?
While I love the color and organic nature of terracotta pots, many people with a more modern style would prefer otherwise. Terracotta will not fit into all design styles. Using them outdoors in cold weather can cause them to crack or break.
Simply so, what kind of planter do you use for succulents?
The best pots for succulents are made from terracotta or ceramic. Both of these materials are breathable, which encourages proper water drainage and air circulation. Just remember that both terracotta and ceramic are heavy, especially once you add soil and plants.
Why do terracotta pots crack?
Clay pots may look sturdy and strong, but they’re often fragile and easy to chip or break. Because they’re porous, they absorb moisture like a sponge. Changes in the temperature, or freezing rain and snow can cause them to crack as the clay expands and contracts.
Terracotta pots have a lot of pros. They’re great for plants because they’re porous and allow air and water to flow through them. This helps prevent root rot or soil disease which could kill your plants.
The pots can be elevated all year if you like the look. Elevation will help ordinary low-fired terra-cotta as well. However, some gardeners think of these inexpensive home-center clay pots as products with a short life span and replace them every three years or so.